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Letterkenny woman named Person of the Year in Toronto GAA awards 1 month ago

Letterkenny woman named Person of the Year in Toronto GAA awards

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Dani McFadden collected the prestigious award at a ceremony held in the King’s Garden Banquet Hall.

McFadden has been a key figure in the Brampton Roger Casements club …
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Two awards for Milford’s Amber Barrett at WNL annual awards 1 month ago

Two awards for Milford’s Amber Barrett at WNL annual awards

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Barrett collected the Top Goalscorer award and the Milford woman was also named on the Team of the Year.

The Peamount United striker scored 30 goals in the …
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A ‘Fantasy’ world as old school pals take lead roles on California stage 2 months ago

A ‘Fantasy’ world as old school pals take lead roles on California stage

From Chris McNulty in California

Next Thursday, unbeaten middleweight boxer Quigley takes on Freddy Hernandez in the first defence of his NABF middleweight belt.

The following Friday night, dancer O’Meara-Curran …
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These two Donegal women will enter county final history this week 2 months ago

These two Donegal women will enter county final history this week

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Ardara native Michelle Bennett-Adair and Gaoth Dobhair GAA Club Chairperson Moira Graham will etch their names into the books this weekend.

Picture: Michelle Bennett-Adair and Moira Graham at the recent …
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Defibrillator purchase means Fanad teen Keri Sweeney is back on the pitch again 2 months ago

Defibrillator purchase means Fanad teen Keri Sweeney is back on the pitch again

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After six months out of action, due to a heart condition, the talented midfielder was unsure if she would ever get back playing again.

Earlier this year, an MRI scan …
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Ann Marie McGlynn breaks Donegal half-marathon record in Cardiff 2 months ago

Ann Marie McGlynn breaks Donegal half-marathon record in Cardiff

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McGlynn finished ninth in the Cardiff Half Marathon.

The experienced McGlynn came home in one hour, 13 minutes and 41 seconds – shaving a couple of seconds off the previous …
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Mona McSharry reaches 50m breaststroke final in Argentina 2 months ago

Mona McSharry reaches 50m breaststroke final in Argentina

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McSharry, a member of the Marlin’s Swimming Club in Ballyshannon, eased into the final in Buenos Aires.

McSharry, from Grange in County Sligo, was third in her semi-final last night, …
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Listen: Castlefin woman wins World bronze – after 28 years out of the sport! 3 months ago

Listen: Castlefin woman wins World bronze – after 28 years out of the sport!

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McConnell finished third in the 5k walk, setting a new Donegal record of 27:01.46 in the process.

McConnell made light of the red-hot conditions to finish just two seconds behind …
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Galway Baybes set new record in Donegal Ultra 555k 6 months ago

Galway Baybes set new record in Donegal Ultra 555k

The Galway Baybes set hearts racing in Donegal last Friday and Saturday when they took on the Donegal Atlantic Way Ultra, their second ever ultra cycling endurance race.

The team …
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Downings woman qualifies to fish for Ireland 6 months ago

Downings woman qualifies to fish for Ireland

 

The Downings woman is a member of the Irish Ladies Fly Fishing Association team who will be travelling to Lyn Clywedog in Wales for this year’s international games

This is …
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Memory of local mother kept the hearts of a community 6 months ago

Memory of local mother kept the hearts of a community

By  •  Events, Sport

The Ray Community Group in partnership with Donegal Sports Partnership are hosting an end of season Men and Women on the Move 5K at Ray Community Centre in memory of …
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Galway Baybes get ready to race the Donegal Atlantic Way Ultra 555k 6 months ago

Galway Baybes get ready to race the Donegal Atlantic Way Ultra 555k

Less than 12 months after their record-breaking performance in the 2,250km Race Around Ireland, the Galway Baybes are gearing up for their next bike racing challenge in the Donegal Atlantic …
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“I was struggling with everything… it was a struggle to talk to people” – Donegal footballer’s concussion hell 6 months ago

“I was struggling with everything… it was a struggle to talk to people” – Donegal footballer’s concussion hell

The Termon woman played the full hour last Saturday evening as Donegal defeated Monaghan by 14 points in the Ulster semi-final.

That she can be expected to face Armagh in …
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Women of Donegal step up to raise €5,130 for Donegal Hospice 8 months ago

Women of Donegal step up to raise €5,130 for Donegal Hospice

The twelfth staging of RunDonegal attracted a record number of 780 participants and raised €5,130 for the Donegal Hospice.

The event was run in memory of Lisa McGranaghan from Castlefinn who passed away at …
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Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon calls for Donegal entries – are you ready? 9 months ago

Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon calls for Donegal entries – are you ready?

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Amanda Byram and David Gillick, members of the Vhi Support Team, today launched the 2018 Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon.

The event, now in its 36th year, will be moving back …
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‘We all have a duty to do more to promote female sport’ 9 months ago

‘We all have a duty to do more to promote female sport’

By  •  Sport

Just one in three (36%) Irish adults have attended or watched a women’s sports event in the past year, compared to 75% of people attending major men’s events.

In comparison with the …
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RunDonegal 2018 to remember much-loved local woman 10 months ago

RunDonegal 2018 to remember much-loved local woman

By  •  Sport

Details of the fun female-led RunDonegal 2018 event have been finalised this week, which is expected to draw large crowds again for a great cause.

The proceeds from this year’s …
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A proud day as Aideen Quinn wins Camogie Volunteer of the Year 10 months ago

A proud day as Aideen Quinn wins Camogie Volunteer of the Year

By  •  Sport

The ceremony which took place in Croke Park on Saturday past saw volunteers from twenty-five counties (including Britain) being celebrated for their involvement with camogie within their Clubs, Counties …
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‘The best experience ever’ – Catherine Grier’s delight at Irish debut 11 months ago

‘The best experience ever’ – Catherine Grier’s delight at Irish debut

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It was there that the 16-year-old Ramelton woman pulled over her head an Irish jersey with ‘Grier 7’ emblazoned on the back.

Grier was selected for the Irish …
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Video: Here’s how Finesse Gymnastics Club won bronze at Worlds in Norway 11 months ago

Video: Here’s how Finesse Gymnastics Club won bronze at Worlds in Norway

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Finesse members performed their routine, ‘Miss Invisible’ – which gives the message about the importance of being yourself and inclusion especially about teenagers which is portrayed through gymnastics.

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Catherine Grier and Irish team qualify for European Championships 11 months ago

Catherine Grier and Irish team qualify for European Championships

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At this weekend’s qualifiers in the Netherlands, the Irish team managed to get through their group and book a spot at the Championships.

Silly Rovers woman Grier scored …
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Catherine Grier scores as Irish Deaf Women’s team begin with Dutch draw 11 months ago

Catherine Grier scores as Irish Deaf Women’s team begin with Dutch draw

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Grier netted as Ireland began the Deaf Women’s Futsal European Championship Qualifiers with a draw against their hosts.

At the Sporthal de Bloemhof, just outside Amsterdam, Grier scored …
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Ramelton’s Catherine Grier off to Netherlands with Irish Deaf Women’s team 11 months ago

Ramelton’s Catherine Grier off to Netherlands with Irish Deaf Women’s team

By  •  Sport

The Republic of Ireland, managed by Dave Bell, will face Italy, Germany, Denmark and the Netherlands over three days, from Friday, January 5th, to Sunday January 7th.

All …
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Ballybofey woman selected on Ireland panel for 2018 Six Nations 12 months ago

Ballybofey woman selected on Ireland panel for 2018 Six Nations

By  •  Sport

New coach Adam Griggs has included nine new players, including Feely, who plays for Connacht.

She is the only Donegal native in the squad named by Griggs.

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Amy Boyle-Carr joins ever-growing Donegal contingent in Ireland senior squad 12 months ago

Amy Boyle-Carr joins ever-growing Donegal contingent in Ireland senior squad

By  •  Sport

The Glenties woman has been named in a panel for a friendly double header against Portugal in January.

Boyle-Carr joins Amber Barrett, Roma McLaughlin and Tyler Toland in …
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Nakita Burke: Letterkenny athlete’s green dream after a golden run 12 months ago

Nakita Burke: Letterkenny athlete’s green dream after a golden run

When Nakita Burke first laced up her runners to start into the local 5k circuit – seven or eight years ago, she ventures – running was little more than a pastime. Read More

Amber earns a hat-trick of soccer awards 1 year ago

Amber earns a hat-trick of soccer awards

By  •  Sport

Amber Barrett was the star of the Continental Tyres Women’s National League awards as she scooped the Player of the Year and Golden Boot honours.

Barrett, a …
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Letterkenny Olympian is the fifth woman across finish line at Dublin Marathon 1 year ago

Letterkenny Olympian is the fifth woman across finish line at Dublin Marathon

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Letterkenny Olympian Caitriona Jennings put on a fantastic performance at today’s SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon.

Caitriona finished fifth in the women’s category, crossing the finish line in 2 hours, 42 …
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‘A woman I can barely remember, but a mother I’ll never forget’ 1 year ago

‘A woman I can barely remember, but a mother I’ll never forget’

By  •  Sport

Agnes Given died of lung cancer in 1981.

Shay Given was just four years of age and the fifth of six children under 11 at the time.

The former Republic …
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Donegal athletes secure silver at Road Relay Championships 1 year ago

Donegal athletes secure silver at Road Relay Championships

By  •  Sport

A record total of 179 teams took part at the Championships which were hosted by Orangegrove AC at Victoria Park in Belfast.

Maria Ní Mhaolagáin, Noeleen Scanlan and Nakita Burke …
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Teen rugby talent Mya retains Ulster place for crucial game 1 year ago

Teen rugby talent Mya retains Ulster place for crucial game

By  •  Sport

Letterkenny Rugby Club’s Mya Alcorn has been named on the Ulster Under-18 side for a big game against Munster this weekend in the deciding games of the Women’s Under-18 Inter-Provincial …
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Five Donegal Ladies make the 2017 All-Star shortlist 1 year ago

Five Donegal Ladies make the 2017 All-Star shortlist

By  •  Sport

It was announced this week that Glenfin duo Karen Guthrie and Yvonne McMonagle, Moville sisters Niamh and Ciara Hegarty and Termon sharpshooter Geraldine McLaughlin are included among the Ladies All-Star …
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Nevermind couch to 5k… why not try 555k! 1 year ago

Nevermind couch to 5k… why not try 555k!

By  •  Sport

Arthur McMahon, Team Donegal’s founder, recently held an open evening to encourage and inspire local women to join an 8 person ladies only team for Team Donegal Oil and take …
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Ciana kicks tonsil terrors aside for Women’s Cup Final 1 year ago

Ciana kicks tonsil terrors aside for Women’s Cup Final

By  •  Sport

Brogan had her tonsils removed recently but last Tuesday, upon her return to Loreto Secondary School in Letterkenny, Brogan had to be rushed to hospital for surgery.

“I was sitting …
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Nora Stapleton: A decade in rugby and a half-century in the Irish green 1 year ago

Nora Stapleton: A decade in rugby and a half-century in the Irish green

By  •  Sport

Stapleton retired from international rugby this week after winning 50 Irish caps and making a decade of memories in the green.

The Fahan woman was working with Bank of Ireland …
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Donegal schoolgirl to lead Liverpool out for top Premier League game! 1 year ago

Donegal schoolgirl to lead Liverpool out for top Premier League game!

By  •  Sport

The ten-year-old from Raphoe will lead out Liverpool for the big Premier League game at Anfield.

Cara, who plays for Raphoe Town Under-10s and Under-12s, also plays for Raphoe Hockey …
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It was a ‘sweet 16’ as soccer ace Tyler Toland makes history at Galway Cup 1 year ago

It was a ‘sweet 16’ as soccer ace Tyler Toland makes history at Galway Cup

By  •  Sport

Toland – who celebrated her 16th birthday on Tuesday – was the only female playing at the prestigious Galway Cup this week.

But the gifted midfielder took the tournament by …
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Despair motivates woman to take on extreme Donegal challenge 1 year ago

Despair motivates woman to take on extreme Donegal challenge

Tara McCormack, aged 27, is setting out to conquer her 27th, 28th, 29th and 30th marathon in four days next week. However, the student nurse from Dublin will be conquering …
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Letterkenny woman shows her dedication, plays through pain barrier for Irish Banshees! 1 year ago

Letterkenny woman shows her dedication, plays through pain barrier for Irish Banshees!

By  •  Sport

After embarking on the trip Down Under with The Irish Banshees, the teak tough Leona Russell wasn’t going to allow the small matter of a dislocated finger stop her from …
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Donegal duo named in Irish team to face Australia at Women’s Rugby World Cup 1 year ago

Donegal duo named in Irish team to face Australia at Women’s Rugby World Cup

By  •  Sport

Tournament hosts Ireland host Australia at the UCD Bowl.

Donegal duo Stapleton and Muldoon, who have 86 caps between them, will lead an exciting back-line.

Stapleton hails from Fahan while …
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Donegal women called to Irish squad for Women’s Rugby World Cup 1 year ago

Donegal women called to Irish squad for Women’s Rugby World Cup

By  •  Sport

Fahan native Stapleton and Cappry’s Muldoon have been regulars on the Irish selection in recent seasons and have made the cut for the 28-strong squad, confirmed today by Head Coach …
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Whatever you’re able to do, there’s going to be something for you at this Sports Day 1 year ago

Whatever you’re able to do, there’s going to be something for you at this Sports Day

By  •  Sport

The No Barriers Sports Day and Fun Walk in the Aura Leisure Centre in Letterkenny on 15th July 2017 gives everyone a chance to take part in some activities – irrespective …
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GAA camp for girls aims to produce future county stars 1 year ago

GAA camp for girls aims to produce future county stars

By  •  Sport

Aoife McDonnell and Yvonne McMonagle were part of the side which landed a second Ulster title in three years for the county last weekend.

The duo will be joined by …
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McLaughlin magic drives Donegal ladies to Ulster title 1 year ago

McLaughlin magic drives Donegal ladies to Ulster title

By  •  Sport

Donegal 4-11 Monaghan 0-15

Geraldine McLaughlin (pictured above by Geraldine Diver) played a skipper’s role with 2-6, while her sidekick Yvonne McMonagle was also in superbly creative form. Roisin Friel’s goal set Donegal …
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Donegal boxers in Sofia for European Championships 1 year ago

Donegal boxers in Sofia for European Championships

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Carndonagh lightweight Clarke and Illies Golden Gloves featherweight McDaid are competing in Bulgaria.

Clarke competes in the youth competition at 57kgs with McDaid in the junior ranks at 54kgs.

Clarke …
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New Mexico-bound Arlene Crossan leads the way for Donegal’s golden girls 1 year ago

New Mexico-bound Arlene Crossan leads the way for Donegal’s golden girls

By  •  Sport

Crossan has turned her season around in some style in the last week.

Having had a frustrating time at the recent Schools’ Championships, Crossan is back on form again.

Last …
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Donegal Women’s League squads enjoy fine Gaynor Cup weekends 1 year ago

Donegal Women’s League squads enjoy fine Gaynor Cup weekends

By  •  Sport

Both sides lost just one game in what was a superb four days of action on the UL campus.

Shannon Cunningham and Caoimhe Heron scored the Donegal Under-14s’ goals in …
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Julianne Herrity is named ‘Woman of the Year’ from her soccer career in America 1 year ago

Julianne Herrity is named ‘Woman of the Year’ from her soccer career in America

By  •  Sport

Herrity has since returned home and the midfielder is playing with Sion Swifts in Northern Ireland.

The 27-year-old from Kiltoy in Letterkenny has just returned from two years at Carson-Newman …
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Team Tri Quads become first women’s team to complete Donegal Ultra race! 1 year ago

Team Tri Quads become first women’s team to complete Donegal Ultra race!

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Their team, Team Tri Quads, won the ladies’ section overall, and are the first ladies’ team to complete the enormous 555km cycle around Donegal’s rugged coastline.

Speaking to Donegal Woman, …
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Roma McLaughlin named in Irish panel for Scotland friendly 1 year ago

Roma McLaughlin named in Irish panel for Scotland friendly

By  •  Sport

The game takes place at Stark Park, the home of Raith Rovers and will be the final game before the 2019 World Cup qualifying campaign begins in September.

Colin Bell, …
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